Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre

Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre

Courtyard beside the Ucheldre Kitchen
Courtyard beside the Ucheldre Kitchen
Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre
Centre for the performing and visual arts in Anglesey, North Wales

Diary — Drama

Drama at the Ucheldre Centre includes plays performed by touring companies, workshops, one-person shows, and local community drama. These most often take place in the main hall, but there is also an outdoor amphitheatre beside the Centre.


Drama Loose Cannons and Offshoots present
Friday 11 April7.30pm

An evening of two short plays to commemorate the events of WW I

After the Flags and Bands
performed by Offshoots

Tells the story of four young women who are brought together by the First World War. Through monologues and letters we discover how the devastating events on the Western Front affect their lives, and how their friendship helps them cope.

 

Then Loose Cannons perform The Last Visitor

It is 1969, Harry is seventy and living in a retirement home where he is cared for by Sylvia. Even after nearly fifty years he is haunted daily by his experiences as young soldier in the trenches. But today is not just another day, today Harry has a visitor.


£6, £4 concessions/gostyngiadau
Drama The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer Saturday 12 April7pm

House and Theatr Mwldan present The Perth Theatre Company production, The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer by Tim Watts






In a highly imaginative fusion of animation, puppetry, projections, live and recorded music, master storyteller Tim Watts tells the tale of Alvin Sputnik, deep sea explorer and the search for his lost love in the seemingly endless depths of the ocean.

This exquisite multi award-winning one-man show is a unique and charming performance that’s emotional, uplifting, touching and funny – a heart-warming and beautiful experience that’s a remarkable pocket masterpiece of invention, staging and performance. 

On a future Earth whose ice caps have melted, rooftops barely provide escape from the rising waters.  Our lonely hero Alvin, heartbroken after the loss of his beloved wife, hears a TV plea from Earth HQ seeking a daring soul willing to find a lost oasis at the bottom of the sea that might just save humanity. Using a constantly creative, beguiling and quirky blend of live action, puppetry, animation, music and film, Australian genius Tim Watts tells his story of love, loss and quiet heroism with engaging energy and an enchanting magic.

Having charmed audiences worldwide, and received countless five star reviews, Theatr Mwldan and House are delighted to be able to present this gorgeous production on this special tour of Wales and southern England.

“one of the most beautifully constructed, and endearing productions I have ever seen” The Scotsman
“absorbing, touching and uplifting” The Australian
“...an endearing Australian solo show...akin to a theatrical Wall-E” New York Times

Winner **Outstanding Solo Show** New York International Fringe Festival
Winner **Best Theatre Production ** Auckland Fringe
Winner **Best Puppetry** Adelaide Fringe


£7, £6 concessions, gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Drama The Jungle Book
Saturday 19 April11am and 2pm

Riverbank Productions proudly present
The Jungle Book
A lively musical adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's classic tale from the company who performed the delightful Pinocchio for us last year.

Join Mowgli and his friends the wolves, Baloo the bear, Bagheera the panther, Kaa, the snake and the cheeky monkeys as he grows up in the Indian jungle and has to outwit the sinister tiger, Shere Khan. 

With clever use of puppets and brand new songs, The Jungle Book is suitable for all the family, especially children aged five to nine.

£7, £6 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Drama Theatr Baracaws: DROS Y TOP Thursday 24 April7.30pm
DROS Y TOP - RIFIW YN NODI DECHRAU’R RHYFEL BYD 1af

Ma’ ‘na fai ar bawb yn rwla’n y gyflafan erchyll hon

Dim jest Leopald yn mynd ffor rong.

Ffor’ rong!

Am bo’ Leopald ‘di mynd.....FFOOOOOOOR ROOOOOONG!!! 

Yn pendilio rhwng y llon a’r lleddf, y melys a’r chwerw dyma gipolwg sydyn ar y pam, y sut, y pwy, a’r ble a ysgogodd y gyflafan waethaf a welodd Cymru ac Ewrop erioed. 

“Sut ddaeth hi i hyn hogia’?” yw cwestiwn sylfaenol rifiw gymunedol newydd Bara Caws.  Daeth y cast ynghyd, dan fentoriaeth Aled Jones Williams, i greu rifiw newydd i nodi canmlwyddiant dechrau’r Rhyfel Mawr.  


Cast: Gwion Aled, Rhian Blythe, Mirain Haf, Carwyn Jones, Rhodri Sion 

Cyfansoddwr a Chyfarwyddwr Cerdd:  Osian Gwynedd 

Cyfarwyddwyr:  Betsan Llwyd

www.theatrbaracaws.com


(Over the Top – a Welsh language play about effects and causes of WWI)

 

                                                         £9, £7 gostyngiadau/concessions, £3 plant/children
Drama Snow White etc, etc
Friday 25 April3.30pm

Props Theatre School present Snow White, etc, etc

Members of the Props Theatre School, which meets weekly in Ucheldre, and whose members have been workshopping this week, present their devised version of Snow White, etc, etc…

£3, £2 concessions/gostyngiadau & children/plant
Broadcast King Lear
Saturday 3 May2pm
NT Encore: King Lear

by William Shakespeare

Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes (James Bond: Skyfall, American Beauty) returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale (Timon of Athens, Collaborators) in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy. 

An aged king decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, according to which of them is most eloquent in praising him. His favourite, Cordelia, says nothing. Lear’s world descends into chaos.





3 hr 30
£10, £8 concessions, £3 children
Broadcast King Lear
Tuesday 6 May7pm
NT Encore: King Lear

by William Shakespeare

Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes (James Bond: Skyfall, American Beauty) returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale (Timon of Athens, Collaborators) in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy. 

An aged king decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, according to which of them is most eloquent in praising him. His favourite, Cordelia, says nothing. Lear’s world descends into chaos.





3 hr 30
£10, £8 concessions, £3 children
Broadcast The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Thursday 22 May7pm
NT Encore: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Following its smash-hit live broadcast in 2012, the National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns to cinemas.


Based on the acclaimed novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has been hailed by The Times as ‘a phenomenal combination of storytelling and spectacle’.

Winner of 7 Olivier Awards in 2013, including Best New Play.

Christopher, fifteen years old, has an extraordinary brain – exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion of killing Mrs Shears’ dog Wellington, he records each fact about the event in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of the murder. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.


www.nationaltheatre.org.uk





2 hr 40
£10, £8 concessions, £3 children
Drama The Anniversary
Thu 29 - Sat 31 May7.30pm
Ucheldre Rep presents

The Anniversary

Today is Mum’s Wedding Anniversary and despite the death of Dad some years earlier, her dysfunctional family are all expected to attend this annual gathering. She has ruled all their lives for many years, but on this occasion things start to unravel and the tables begin to turn. This vicious delight is considered more suitable for adult audiences.

with permission of Samuel French




£6, £5 concessions/gostyngiadau,£3 youth/ieuenctid
Broadcast A Small Family Business
Thursday 12 June7pm
NT Live: A Small Family Business

A riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed by Olivier Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn (Bedroom Farce, A Chorus of Disapproval). A Small Family Business returns to the National Theatre for the first time since its celebrated premiere in 1987, when it won the Evening Standard Award for Best New Play.

Jack McCracken: a man of principle in a corrupt world. But
not for long. Moments after taking over his father-in-law’s
business he’s approached by a private detective armed with
some compromising information. Jack’s integrity fades away as
he discovers his extended family to be thieves and adulterers,
looting the business from their suburban homes. Rampant
self-interest takes over and comic hysteria builds to a macabre
climax.

www.nationaltheatre.org.uk





3 hr 30
£10, £8 concessions, £3 children
Drama The Winter's Tale
Saturday 21 June7.30pm
Anvil: The Winter’s Tale

Anvil Productions return with another magical Shakespearian production in the amphitheatre. This time the rarely performed The Winter’s Tale - although earlier this season the subject of a new Royal Ballet production. It’s a late romance play with a passionate storyline ending in forgiveness and reconciliation.

Come dressed well as the production will be outside, unless the weather is appalling enough to match the title!


*£10, £8.50 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Concert hall
Outdoor sculpture